Job opportunities at the LIVES Centre

In order to complete our team, we offer aJunior Researcher SNSF position in the field of social psychology

Job description

Within the framework of the SNSF project The Psychological Effects of Income Inequality under the supervision of Nicolas Sommet (SNSF Ambizione Lecturer), the tasks of the position will be divided into two subsets:

  1. The successful candidate will conduct a systematic literature search and meticulously extract a body of information from several hundreds—or even thousands—of scientific articles. The data will be used to conduct a meta-analysis and/or literature review on the effects of income inequality on well-being and/or health.
  2. The successful candidate will have to conduct a systematic classification of items from several secondary databases. S/he will collect information on several hundreds—or even thousands—of items. The data will be used to conduct a large-scale study aiming to identify the moderators of the psychological effects of income inequalities on well-being and/or health.

In both cases, this will be a meticulous work, but a work that will generate important data, both theoretically and societally. The successful candidate will be included in all stages of the research (from pre-registration to publication) and will be a co-author of the final manuscripts.

Application deadline : August 15 2020 

Entry into function : October 1st 2020 

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Candidate's profile

In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :

The candidate holds a Master's degree in social sciences or statistics and is familiar with:

  1. Tools for conducting literature searches (e.g., PsycINFO, PubMed),
  2. Secondary survey-based research (e.g., WVS/EVSPSMGSS),
  3. One or several software programs for data management (e.g. Stata, R, Excel or similar).

An interest in open science and the study of the psychology of social classes and inequalities is a plus. In addition, the candidate should be comfortable with English and must be conscientious and rigorous in the conduct of their duties..

The successful candidate will carry out their tasks within the framework of the SNSF project The Psychological Effects of Income Inequality under the supervision of Nicolas Sommet (SNSF Ambizione Lecturer).